Jimmy was one strong dude. He also sported some of the biggest calves in BB 24 inches.
Jude is correct here. Bit of a story . . .
In the mid-80's I was training at Frogs in Solana Beach California. My training partner was a young up and commer named Ronnie Abston. Ron was viewed as the next big thing, most thought he would go on to hold the Sandow. One of Ron's claims to fame were his calves, they made everyone's look pretty shabby. He stood next to Dickerson, Coe and although much younger, his were every bit as good and given time it was thought Big Ron would surpass their calf development.
Well it was calf day ( I hated it ) traing calf's with Ron was like getting a flame thrower put to your legs . . 30 to 50 rep sets with weight that would blow your mind. We were about mid way through out standing raises and in walks James, his calf's stood out like you would not believe. Most were shocked and speachless. Brett the manager takes one look points to James's calf's and yells ''Look at these, Ronnie has competition!" In a flash Ronnie spins his head to look and his right leg slips off the block and down he crashes. What a noise, he was using the stack and several 100 lbs dbls on the machine. We all laughed . . . Now, Ron was a man's man and he was not gonna let us know he was hurt, he gets up finishes his set and hits the showers.
I saw him that night at a local club, two woman on his arms, doing shots and loaded with pain killers. I asked how he felt, he said . . . " about as good as these ladies are gonna fell when I take em home," he then hit the dance floor. I laughed and walked away. I looked back to see his right ankle black and blue, 3 times it's normal size and as I looked up Ronnie lipped "I'm fucken dying." LOL
Ronnie went on to win the Lt Heavies at the NPC Cali's and walked away from what most believe to be several Sandows to become one the most successful lawyers in the state.
The legal communities gain was bodybuildings loss.
Oh, well . . .